Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.39 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.76 / 5
Crud performance: 3.74 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.79 / 5
K2 honors an extraordinary life with a ski that Doug Coombs would've loved. It's light and nimble enough for touring the backcountry and negotiating technical terrain. And it's not an exclusionary ski that only superheroes can handle. But it's no noodle. There's plenty of stability for picking one's way gracefully (as Coombs would) through whatever junk the mountains throw at you. "Gives back what you put in, but it'll also work with you," said Elling.
Medium-radius turns in deep powder
Overly energetic attack